anders37 (27026) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma with weak hints of caramel. Fruity malty weak hoppy piney caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish. ansalon (4121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Well balanced Inperial Red; caramel, figs and brown sugar all rounded off with a malty bitterness. Nothing extreme but quite good.
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I typically like reds more than this one. This one is a little too hoppy for me. It is very heavy and would make for a beer to drink slowly.
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Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, & pine hops; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, citrus, caramel, and some spice; Finish is bitter with some alcohol; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
30 jan 2013, tap. Red/brown, clear, stiff, foamy head. nose is pink grapefruit hips and fair toasted malt and strong alcohol in the finish. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Bitter pine hops and some peaches and butter grapefruit finish. Still, no real lasting bitterness. Really good
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nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy brown with some thick, off white head. Nose of caramel, dusty, orange, bread dough. Sweet flavor, stale hops, cardboard, caramel, bread dough. Smooth finish is a bit of a savior. A bit past it’s time. ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/18/13
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Aroma: The nose has caramel malts, earth, some pine hops, and some toast notes as well
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark mahogany color with a red hue, a small beige head, and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly balanced, it is sweet up-front, with a big bitterness later on
Palate: It is medium-full bodied, with a chewy feel, soft carbonation, and a dry, slightly sticky finish
This was some solid stuff for sure. It has a really solid nose and a nice taste as well. It leans hoppy, but it is a pretty well balanced beer. If I had to give it a style, I’d say it kind of felt like something somewhere in between an Imperial Red and an American-style Barley Wine.
Bottle. Everything is good about this beer except the finish. Strong sweet aroma of malts, big tan frothy head, deep red hue, and tons-o-lacing. Take a sip and swish it around your palate, very sweet and yummy. Now, the bad news. Once you swallow, there is a nice hop bitterness but then appears this acidic taste that just hangs around. Seriously, what is that? I just can’t let it go so I didn’t rate as high as I wanted. jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. A brownish color with a tan head. A bitter and sweet malty and caramel flavor with a strong aroma Huhzubendah (3753) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is amber to orange in color with an off white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings a large helping of pine and hops. The flavor follows suit, though not quite as good as the aroma. Lots of pine in the flavor with a more assertive malt presence than the scent would indicate. Medium bodied with minimal alcohol presence. An enjoyable beer, I would have this again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-20-2011